Facts about mobile phones
- Drivers talking on phones are four times more likely to crash, whether on a hands-free or hand-held phone. Their crash risk remains higher than normal for up to 10 minutes after the call has ended.
- One large-scale study found texting drivers were 23 times more likely to crash than a driver paying full attention.
- A Brake and Direct Line survey found drivers aged 25-34 had the most dangerous mobile-phone habits.
- Drivers in the 25-34 age bracket account for 42% sent or read texts while driving at least once a week
- 31% of drivers in this age bracket also used apps or went online while driving at least once a week
Tips to avoid being distracted by your mobile phone
- Consider leaving your phone at home for shorter journeys
- Put your phone on vibrate or silent
- Do not read any texts while you’re driving
- Put your phone in your glove box and use it only for emergencies
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